Karen graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2005 and then spent time in first opinion practice in Worcestershire. Having enjoyed medicine rotations as a student, she then decided to return to Glasgow to complete an internship, followed by a year in a large first opinion and referral practice in Yorkshire. In September 2009 Karen moved south and undertook a 3 year residency training programme in small animal internal medicine at the University of Bristol. She successfully completed the first part of the Diploma exams for the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2012 before moving to Northwest Veterinary Specialists. Karen enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine, but is particularly interested in immune mediated diseases, transfusion medicine, and emergency and critical care. Her research interests include immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia and portosystemic shunts. Outside of work Karen is kept busy by her daughter, her 2 dogs (Sally and Leffe) and 3 tortoiseshell cats (Chamarel, Crackers and Pickle). In her rare moments of free time she enjoys yoga and photography.
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